2021 Season

Jewels of Central Europe for Photography Enthusiasts


cruise: WBR-T1 15 Day River Cruise Budapest to Remich
On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg. Sail out of Budapest, past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. There’s a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. These picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's dream. Visit Würzburg and the impressive Bishop’s Residenz, then sail into the Rhine River and stop in Rüdesheim—a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome—having been populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived—a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Disembark in Luxembourg and take home many happy memories of this fascinating European river cruise! From Nuremberg to Remich, you will cruise in the company of Brenda Tharp, world-class photographer, who shares onboard presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favorite shots taken on your cruise.
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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 3 Vienna: Guided sightseeing; free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: In Dürnstein choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 5 Passau: Guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: Guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 9 Bamberg: Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; onboard photography presentation

Day 10 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residence

Day 11 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 12 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 13 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk or hike to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 14 Remich. Excursion to Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing, or 'Roman Trier,' see the Porta Nigra; photo awards

Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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cities and locations


Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.